Gospel-Driven Quote of the Week

We are justified that we may be holy. The possession of this legal righteousness is the beginning of a holy life. We do not live a holy life in order to be justified; but we are justified that we may live a holy life.

Forgiveness is the mainspring of holiness.

That which man calls holiness may be found in almost any circumstances,- of dread, or darkness, or bondage, or self-righteous toil and suffering; but that which God calls holiness can only be developed under conditions of liberty and light, and pardon and peace with God. Forgiveness is the mainspring of holiness.

Love, as a motive, is far stronger than law; far more influential than fear of wrath or peril of hell. Terror may make a man crouch like a slave and obey a hard master, lest a worse thing come upon him; but only a sense of forgiving love can bring either heart or conscience into that state in which obedience is either pleasant to the soul or acceptable to God.”

Love, as a motive, is far stronger than law; far more influential than fear of wrath or peril of hell.

Horatius Bonar, The Everlasting Righteousness, p. 181

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